Lip Filler FAQ’s

Lip Filler FAQ’s

At Dental Health and Aesthetics, we use FDA approved only Hyaluronic Acid containing dermal fillers. We use a range of dermal filler produced by Restylane, used for both the face and body.

 

  • What type of filler do you use for Lips?
    1. We use a brand called Restylane. Restylane fillers contain something called a ‘G-Prime’. This describes the elasticity and how the filler maintains its shape. For example, we would use a filler with a ‘high G prime’ (firmer, more volume) for Cheek augmentation. For Lip filler we would use a slight variation of this to allow us to maintain the ‘smooth’ and ‘softer’ look that should be associated with lip filler. Alongside this, to create shape and well-defined borders we may use an alternative. It is very dependent on the person, the coverage and type of skin and tissue and the result required. It really is a decision based on patient specifics so a free consultation with us is advised to treatment plan for the best result.
  • How long do dermal fillers last for?
    1. The effects of Dermal Fillers gradually fade as the body breaks down the product naturally, but this will last on average between 4-12 months, depending on the treatment area. Once again, this varies from patient to patient, taking into account genetics (metabolism), lifestyle (including extrinsic factors like smoking) and again the area treated.
  • What is filler made up of?
    1. Dermal fillers are made up of a substance called hyaluronic acid, something which is naturally created by the body. Thanks to its ability to store moisture in large amounts, hyaluronic acid is responsible for giving skin its plump and hydrated look (aiding in production of collagen and elastin). Once injected, it can add volume and contour to particular areas of the face and body. Alongside this it can replenish your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid, which diminishes as you age. The thicker the hyaluronic acid gel, the more volume you can expectto see and the longer it will last. Dermal and lip fillers also contain Lidocaine which aids with the pain management when used.
  • How quickly will I notice results of facial fillers and lip fillers?
    1. You will see instant results after your Dermal Filler treatment.  Recovery time will vary but usually you can return to day-to-day activity with slight caution straight away. Your therapist will tailor a programme and advice will be given. Post-treatment there may be some tenderness, redness, bruising and swelling to the site. This is very normal and will subside, usually within a few days.
  • How are lip fillers and dermal filler administered?
    1. We use specific techniques for particular parts of the face and body, including the use of needle and cannula. Small doses are placed accurately, and in differing ways to achieve the best results. Everything will be controlled, taken with time to avoid bruising and pain. You will never feel rushed at DHA. We will prepare the area with a strenuous disinfectant regime to ensure infections are kept to a minimum and will place an anaesthetic topical cream to help with pain management.
  • Will my skin/lips be ‘loose’ or ‘saggy’ if I keep having lip and facial fillers?
    1. As long as you follow procedure and don’t ‘over do it’ as such you should be fine. It comes down to how much treatment you are having and how regularly. Regular lip fillers with large amounts of filler over time will certainly stretch the skin. Cannula use instead of needle work will also reduce the amount of scarring your lips will endure if you have regular treatment. Just remember ‘LESS IS MORE’ and start with small amounts. With facial fillers, we are encouraging Hyaluronic Acid production in the areas treated so this should not be the case but once again, over treatment of specific areas could cause long-term issues.
  • How does lip filler and facial filler work?

Dermal fillers and lip fillers basically restore lost volume to your face/lips and plump areas, so that deep-set lines appear smoother. Sadly, as we get older, our bodies stop producing collagen.